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About This Newsletter
The Community for Permanent Supported Housing e-newsletter has stories, calendar of events, and other features about creative housing options for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities or social challenges, as well as independent living in North Texas.
CPSH is a charity and works with families and community partners to create more housing options in the Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties for over 97,000 adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities or social challenges regardless of IQ who need safe, affordable housing with support. CPSH has created an independent living guide for parents everywhere in Texas.
”The Road To Home”
CPSH is sharing 2017 activities with parents, educators and everyone interested in how CPSH is creating more housing options and helping parents transition their adult children into independent living with supports. Please RSVP at the link below.
Educators and Service Providers, please share the links to these meetings with your students and families. Flyers are available to distribute on the calendar pages.
Have you responded to the New CPSH Survey?
Your response helps CPSH plan for the next 5 years. The survey is here.
Creating Home News and Calendar here
Planning for Independent Living: A Texas Parent’s Guide to Independent Living for Adult Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
48 pages, full color, bound.
Find out about the guide, here.
Read feedback and order the guide, here. Please share your feedback.
Just $6 per copy!
School Districts, Businesses and Organizations, contact CPSH about volume printing, here.
NEW COMMUNICATION RESOURCES
Do you have a family member, student or client that has difficulty with communicating needs or wants? With the right resources most people of any age can learn to communicate with others. As CPSH addresses housing needs, we believe the most important word to communicate is "help".
CPSH would like you to know about a friend of CPSH, Kathy Kelchner. Kathy has made a career in local public school districts as an expert in autism and has helped thousands of families. She has developed several products that are used by families and professions to help people with autism and IDD communicate.
We are most excited about the GOLDEN IDEAS FOR GOLDEN CHILDREN: FAMILY EDITION. It is a book with a USB flash drive with a picture/word system you can customize to the needs of those you are helping. CPSH is using this system as we create more training classes about independent living for individual with IDD and their families. Over the last few months Kathy has been at the same disability resource fairs that CPSH attends. Parents, ISD employees, pre-vocational programs, and Group-home managers have purchased the GOLDEN IDEAS FOR GOLDEN CHILDREN: FAMILY EDITION at these events. Parents, especially say "I need this!"
Please take a look here and contact Kathy here.
Be a Volunteer!
Guide 2017 Projects.
2017 CPSH projects are underway. As you know, CPSH relies on volunteers to steer the charity. Giving 7our time results in increasing housing options for our children, students, athletes, consumers and patients. And together we provide housing sooner rather than later. Most of the opportunities average about 10 hours per month. Would you please take a look at the opportunities here..
Use Your Corporate Matching.
Help CPSH with 2017 Projects.
CPSH can only succeed with your help. If you appreciate the importance of what we are doing in the DFW area, please consider donating to CPSH and ask your employer to match the donation.
Learn more about donating at Give2CPSH.